HC Deb 27 July 1894 vol 27 c1144

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to take the Report of the Scotch Local Government Bill before or after the Committee stage of the Equalisation of Rates Bill; and whether in any case he will give 24 hours' notice of his intention to take the Scotch Bill, in order to allow time for communication to those Members who may happen to be temporarily absent in Scotland? In putting this question, I have to say that several hon. Members have suggested that 48 ought to be substituted for 24.


Our intention is to take the Scotch Local Government Bill after the Equalisation of Rates Bill. I will endeavour—and no doubt I shall be able—to give adequate notice to Scotch Members, in order to save them any inconvenience.

MR. HOZIER (Lanarkshire, S.)

Will the Bill be taken between the Committee stage and Report of the Rates Bill, or after the Rates Bill altogether?


After the Equalisation of Rates Bill altogether, according to our present intention.